Bellingham has two big events coming up. The first one is this Sunday with the Mt Baker Hill Climb. This is a very easy ride for all you Rms. From the town of Glacier you pedal a leisurely 4300 feet up over 24 miles. The race ends somewhere in the clouds on Mt Baker. The Hill Climb isnt really a race and yet it is because its timed. I saw a couple of guys "auditing" the climb last year. The following weekend Sept 24-25 its the Broken Spoke. They have posted a map on the web site. I am just wondering if the course is in shape for a pre ride. I would like to hit it up after the hill climb. Incidentally you dont need a road bike for the hill climb. Quite a few people showed up on mountain bikes. There might have even been an SS in the mix.